ESS

Efficient Sport Suspension

What is ESS?

The Efficient Sport Suspension (ESS) platform is designed to deliver a premium full-suspension performance on Silverback’s budget orientated models. Efficient Sport Suspension couples an efficient pedaling action with excellent trail smoothing capability to create a comfortable ride, giving the rider a sense of security as their abilities progress.

SUSPENSION KINEMATICS

Kinematics refers to the rear suspension arrangement and how the components and pivot arrangement affect the overall ride. There are various factors when looking at Kinematics but we consider the Leverage Ratio and the Anti-Squat as the most important factors. These factors affect the way the bike feels when compressing the suspension and also define the power transfer efficiency of the suspension layout.

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ESS LAYOUT

ESS uses bearings all round for a smooth action with minimal breakaway force. The low main pivot gives fantastic pedaling efficiency, while the upper linkage assembly precisely controls the changing leverage ratio to manage the varying terrain found on different trails.

All bearings are commonly found sealed cartridge bearings which make maintenance and replacement straightforward and inexpensive.

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WHY ESS?

DESIGNED FOR TRAILS

Short travel provides comfort without compromising efficiency

ESTABLISHED DESIGN

For simple and inexpensive maintenance.

FINELY TUNED KINEMATICS

To optimise comfort and efficiency.

DURABLE AND RELIABLE

Sealed cartridge bearings all round keep the suspension action smooth.